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12

Sep
2017

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By Nicola Gauld

On This Day, 12 September 1917

On 12, Sep 2017 | In Uncategorized | By Nicola Gauld

Birmingham Daily Post

Wednesday 12 September 1917

WEDNESDAY FOOTBALL.

A LEAGUE TOURNAMENT IN BIRMINGHAM.

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02

Aug
2016

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By Nicola Gauld

Volunteers needed for WW1 memorials programme

On 02, Aug 2016 | In Uncategorized | By Nicola Gauld

This month, Civic Voice, the national charity for the civic movement, held a workshop to tell the residents of Birmingham about a £2 million fund that has been made available by the Government for local communities to save their local war memorials.

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13

May
2016

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By Nicola Gauld

Report: Business as Usual

On 13, May 2016 | In Uncategorized | By Nicola Gauld

Report on Business As Usual: Institutional Impact in the First World War, Conference held at University of Glasgow, 18 March 2016

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21

Apr
2016

In Uncategorized

By Nicola Gauld

Women’s History Network Community Prize

On 21, Apr 2016 | In Uncategorized | By Nicola Gauld

Women’s History Network – Community History Prize sponsored by the History Press

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08

Oct
2015

In Uncategorized

By Nicola Gauld

Chris Upton

On 08, Oct 2015 | In Uncategorized | By Nicola Gauld

We are deeply saddened by the death of our colleague Chris Upton, who died at home last week after a long illness. Chris was a part of the Voices of War and Peace Engagement Centre from its earliest inception, leading on the theme of Cities at War. His expertise in the local history of Birmingham and the Black Country was second to none and he played an important role in advising and supporting many community groups. Chris had an extraordinary talent for bringing history to life, making it accessible to all. In addition to being a fine colleague he was a personal friend to many of us and his loss will be greatly felt for a long time.

 

29

May
2015

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By Nicola Gauld

British Archaeology Home Front Legacy project

On 29, May 2015 | In Uncategorized | By Nicola Gauld

The Council for British Archaeology Home Front Legacy project is hosting day schools across the country to invite people to get involved in researching and recording their local Home Front Legacy using the Home Front Legacy App and toolkit. These day schools are funded by Historic England.

Booking is essential

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14

May
2015

In Performance
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By Nicola Gauld

Performance: All Our Heroes

On 14, May 2015 | In Performance, Uncategorized | By Nicola Gauld

We are pleased to share that Zeroplus Theatre is bringing its brand new show this year – ALL OUR HEROES to Birmingham in partnership with THE DRUM, for schools and young audiences available from June to December 2015 for KS2-KS4

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07

Feb
2015

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By Nicola Gauld

Home Comforts: the YMCA and the Great War

On 07, Feb 2015 | In Uncategorized | By Nicola Gauld

One of our Co-Investigators, Dr Michael Snape, is currently working with the YMCA to uncover an extraordinary story of philanthropy and humanity. To find out more please see the article ‘Home Comforts: the YMCA and the Great War’, which was recently published on the AHRC’s Beyond the Trenches blog.

16

Jan
2015

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By Nicola Gauld

New WW1 sessions for schools

On 16, Jan 2015 | In Uncategorized | By Nicola Gauld

Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery are giving school pupils the opportunity to learn more about the lives of local soldiers during the First World War with a new educational session entitled Soldier Stories: Life at war 1914 – 18.

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30

Nov
2014

In Uncategorized

By Nicola Gauld

Call For Papers: ‘Building up the indomitable spirit of the army’: Military Chaplains of WWI

On 30, Nov 2014 | In Uncategorized | By Nicola Gauld

To help mark the centenary of the Great War, Bath Spa University and Downside Abbey will hold a one-day colloquium to discuss the part that the chaplain played.

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20

Nov
2014

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By Nicola Gauld

Snow Drifts on Remembrance

On 20, Nov 2014 | In Uncategorized | By Nicola Gauld

Remembrance Sunday should not be dominated by religion

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05

Nov
2014

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By Nicola Gauld

God and The Great War

On 05, Nov 2014 | In Uncategorized | By Nicola Gauld

Frank Cottrell Boyce explores the impact of the First World War on religious belief and practice on the military front and at home.

God and the Great War will be broadcast on Radio 3 on Remembrance Sunday  at 18.45pm.

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26

Sep
2014

In Uncategorized

By Nicola Gauld

Poem: ‘Calling all the Heroes’ by Lauren Williams

On 26, Sep 2014 | In Uncategorized | By Nicola Gauld

Commissioned for the Birmingham World War One commemoration on August 3 2014 Lauren Williams, Birmingham Young Poet Laureate 2013-2014, imagined what life might have been like for young people at the outbreak of the First World War

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25

Sep
2014

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By Nicola Gauld

Poem: ‘A Mother’s thoughts on the eve of war’ by Jo Skelt

On 25, Sep 2014 | In Uncategorized | By Nicola Gauld

On the eve of her son’s departure to fight in World War One, a Birmingham mother, Mary Elizabeth Herrick, looks out of her kitchen window up at the sky checking the weather as if reading or trying to divine what will come, taking a moment to collect her thoughts…

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30

May
2014

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By Voices

What the Bishop said (or, the truth about the Bishop of London…)

On 30, May 2014 | In Uncategorized | By Voices

Report from Michael Snape:

The looming centenary was bound to prove an opportunity to dredge up some tired and discredited cliches about the First World War. How tedious, therefore, to hear Jeremy Paxman indulge in some traditional bishop-bashing on a recent edition of ‘The Big Questions’ (BBC1, Sunday 18 May 2014).

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